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Mrs. Locke from Indianapolis IN is requesting Sports & Exercise Equipment through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

A Germ-Free Music Room

Help me give my students their own personal instrument kit so they don't have to share materials while learning!

  • $499 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

The music room at our minority-majority school services 487 students, with many countries represented and over 12 languages spoken. We are a Title I school, and 78% of our students on free and reduced-price lunch.

Instrumental music is treasured by our students because it allows them to express what they feel when they just can't find the words!

My students are used to using a variety of instruments in my classroom because it helps break down any language barriers, and is accessible to a variety of learners. However, during the pandemic, we will not be able to share instruments. Therefore, we need individual instrument bags in order to stop the spread of germs but continue the spread of learning!

My Project

This year, my students will not be allowed to share instruments due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Despite these restrictions, I know that we can still engage in music making, it just might look a little different! All materials inside of the instrument kit are able to be easily sanitized. However, students will not share their kit with other during their music rotation.

Each instrument kit will contain an egg shaker, a pair of plastic cups (used for drumming), jingle bells, and a scarf for movement activities.

Even those some of these materials are not actual instruments, who says we can't get creative?! Music can be made from materials all around us, and that is exactly what we hope to do this year in our music room.

Mrs. Locke
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 490 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Big Party Pack Jet Black Plastic Cups | 16 oz. | Pack of 50 | Party Supply • Amazon Business $14.99 8 $119.92
40 Pieces Plastic Egg Shakers Percussion Musical Egg Maracas with a Storage Bag for Toys Music Learning DIY Painting(8 Different Colors) • Amazon Business $19.55 5 $97.75
Jmkcoz 24pcs Square Juggling Silk Dance Scarves Magic Tricks Performance Props Accessories Movement Scarves 24 by 24 Inches 6 Colors • Amazon Business $14.98 4 $59.92
Hefty Slider Food Storage Bags, 2.5 Gal, 12 Ct • Amazon Business $3.64 15 $54.60
Adam Victor Craft Kits and Supplies 100 Mix Colorful Christmas Jingle Bells • Amazon Business $8.99 4 $35.96
MOZOLAND Colored Craft Stick Natural Jumbo Wood Popsicle Sticks for DIY Crafts Creative Designs 100 PCS 6 Inches • Amazon Business $9.99 2 $19.98

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